Voyeurism and ignorance within the medical profession and the media had led to the hysterical labelling of AIDS as the “gay cancer,” according to Sydney gay activist Lex Watson.
Neal Blewett, or Minister for Health, was recently approached by the publicity-hungry Frederick Nile, NSW politician [with the] request that about 800 Australians, who have been attending a homosexual conference in San Francisco, be put in quarantine before being readmitted to Australia. The incubation period for AIDS is said to be up to two years.
US researchers have discovered new evidence supporting the theory that AIDS is caused by a virus.
The spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the US may not reach the dire numbers once predicted, according to the American Medical Association, because homosexuals, the most affected group, are limiting their sexual activities.
In Australia, AIDS is an epidemic in search of victims — only two cases have been confirmed. But it has nevertheless triggered an internecine medical war over research funds, enriched a few GPs smart enough to cash in on the hysteria, and led to the establishment of a plethora of emergency assistance groups. In the US the epidemic is very real, though reports about it are often far-fetched.
An experimental drug has been used to restore some immune response in blood cells taken from patients with AIDS.
The spread of AIDS in the United States may not reach the dire numbers once predicted. The reason is that homosexuals are limiting their sexual activities, the American Medical Association said.
The total number of AIDS cases in the US has climbed past 2000 and, for the first time, children are reported to have fallen victim to the deadly disease.
A drug called isoprinosine might be able to cure the acquired a new deficiency syndrome, an American researcher Dr Wong Tsang said yesterday. The drug had restored immune responses in blood taken from AIDS victims in preliminary tests.
A 27-year-old airman stricken with AIDS has become the first person in US Air Force history to receive a medical discharge with full retirement benefits because of the disease.